What you'll learn
- Recover Core Strength
- Recover from Diastasis Recti
- Improve Posture
- Improve Breathing
- Reconnect Mind-Body Awareness
- Reduce possibility of further injury
- Enjoy Daily Activities Safely
- Enjoy Fitness Safely
- A mat or mat-like surface is helpful
- A strength band or hand weights is helpful
Diastasis Recti is a common core injury that causes pain, discomfort, and possibly some serious health problems. This course is designed to help you learn recovery techniques to recover from this injury, as well as learn and review techniques to improve general core health.
This course includes 10 Modules, starting with self-diagnosis, charting progress, learning the therapy systems that help improve chance of recovery, and modifications for daily activities and fitness. From beginning to end, this course takes six weeks to complete. However, it is recommended that if the injury is not recovered in the six week period, that the student continues reviewing and revisiting the modules until he or she has passed through the testing in Module 9. This all-encompassing system will help you recover and repair safely from Diastasis Recti, without stopping your life.
Diastasis Recti can occur in any pregnancy. It also occurs in Olympic or Crossfit style weight lifters, and people who have gained weight in their midsection. All of these injuries may occur for different reasons, but the outcome appears the same; a separation of the abdominal wall down the vertical line. Diastasis Recti can leave the abdomen appearing swollen. A person with Diastasis Recti can also suffer from digestive discomfort and back pain. It can occur up near the ribcage, around the navel, or close to the pelvic floor. Some injuries occur from top to bottom. Some are a centimeter of width, while some push the walls completely into the sides of the body. Some are shallow injuries, and some are very deep. The important part is to recognize that there is an injury, and then take the measures to heal it.
Some students of my systems have Diastasis Recti that closes completely in a couple of weeks. Sometimes, it takes a bit longer. Many factors are involved, such as adherence to the guidelines of healing, herniation of the umbilical cord or intestine, and extent of injury. The important part is to decide to take precautions necessary in healing, to continue practicing, and to see a medical professional if hernia is a possibility. Even if there is a hernia present, this course will help the student in recovering the muscles around the hernia, which makes any necessary medical intervention less invasive.
As an expert in the field, I am here to guide you through the process of healing your core and recovering from Diastasis Recti. Start this journey with me and take a few minutes a day to focus on your healing. It will make a big difference in your core health, strength, posture, breathing, and functional movement.
Who this course is for:
- People with Diastasis Recti
- Anyone who has Ever been Pregnant
- Anyone who has gained weight around their midsection
- Heavy Weightlifters
- Coaches and Trainers that help new mothers or weight lifters
- People with back pain
- People who want to improve their posture
- People who want to improve core strength
Carrie Harper is a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Pre/Post Natal Fitness Expert certified through the American Council on Exercise. Carrie has been in the field of fitness since 1994, and personal training since 2004.
Since 2004, Carrie has helped coach thousands of people around the world in weight loss, nutrition, functional fitness, injury healing, injury prevention, and postpartum wellness. Carrie created and designed the Diastasis Recti Recovery System, which has helped thousands of people in 50 countries recover from this common injury. She is the author of the best selling book “Flatten my Postpartum Belly,” containing her groundbreaking work in helping people recover from Diastasis Recti.
She has a new certification course for instructors and trainers to learn her methods of core strength and stability, based on her trademark-pending method, called “The ABC Method.” She has presented for “MOVE Fitness and Dance Convention,” “The Pregnancy and Infancy Summit,” “Parenting 101,” “MommyCon,” “MomCon,” “Journey to Empowerment Summit,” and “SCW Mania.” People often say she has a power with words that changes the way they stand, move, and exercise. She has been published in Four Points News, Q Magazine, Family First Blog, and Mom and Baby Magazine.
Carrie lives in Austin with her husband and two daughters.